Friday, April 20, 2012

Maltego X in Iceland

Those of you that knows me would know that I rarely get excited about something. I am that 'the bottle is half empty' person - cynical and dry. And I rarely make personal posts on this blog. But somehow I am totally amped about the conference in Iceland.

It's at the end of August - it gives us plenty time to prepare something really special for a really special conference. It gives us time to build Maltego version X (be that 3.2 or 4.0, time will tell). And we're all commited to have it release ready for NSC.IS

We know what will be in the release - it's *really* special, new, innovative. In fact, I haven't felt so excited about something since we've build the first 5 transforms in 0.1 and saw the concept works. Guarenteed it will change the way you think about and work with Maltego.

I am taking the entire team to Iceland. And (hopefully) we'll all be training students on the brand new version. It's going to be something really special.

RT

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Maltego 3.1.1 Community edition released

It's with great joy and excitement that we announce the release of Maltego 3.1.1 Community Edition. 3.1.1CE is FREE and gives you almost the same level of awesomeness that the commercial edition provides.

The main differences between CE and commercial is that CE:
  • returns a maximum of 12 entities
  • cannot paste more than 50 entities (at a time)
  • runs a tad slower, and to a server that is a bit smaller
  • No grown-up things like import from spreadsheets, reporting (cough cough) or printing
  • has a silly looking background that tell you it's 'for demo use only'.


But other than that it's pretty much the same deal as the commercial edition and it has access to the same transforms. In 3.1.1 we've introduced a public and private mode. In public mode you'll be able to see if a node you've returned has been discovered by someone else in the past (although you won't be able to see who it was). For more info on that - read the blog post [here].

A couple of other things we like:
  • CE, like commercial, now runs over HTTPS
  • The 'why-do-I-need-to-complete-this-impossible-captcha-10-times-before-it-takes-it' bug has been fixed. Which means you need to only log in once every couple of days.
  • Seamless integration with Maltego CaseFile.
  • the most up-to-date version (build 2621) with the most bugs fixes.

So without any more faffing - here's the link to the download page on our (soon to be revamped) website:
------ >> [ HERE ] << -------

As always, enjoy responsibly!
RT

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The start of collaboration in Maltego community edition

Some news regarding the new community edition of Maltego (3.1.1). Every time you start Maltego community edition you'll be able to CHOOSE between PUBLIC or PRIVATE mode. You can't really miss it:


When you select public mode you'll be able to see if a node has shown up in the graphs of other public community users. You'll also be able to see the 'first discovered by' and 'last accessed by' detail - plus dates, and how many times it has been seen. Note that the identity is a set ALIAS, not a name or an email address. This will give you the ability to see if other Maltego community users have been interested in the same things as you are.

The keyword here is CHOOSE. If you don't want to play you can choose to run Maltego community edition in PRIVATE mode and then it's BUSINESS AS USUAL.

The node detail looks like this:


Useful? Tell us what you think!
RT